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Corruption? NDP blames Hon Fraser, Biwater & jailed civil servants!

-Asks Honourable Andrew A. Fahie to be mindful of alleged “shaky ground from which he makes such baseless and horrific accusations”
The statement by the National Democratic Party (NDP) has failed to defend the administration’s record of the past three years and is yet to answer the corruption allegation made by former Education and Culture Minister and senior Virgin Islands Party (VIP) member, Hon. Andrew A. Fahie (left). Photo: VINO/File
The first page of a statement issued by the NDP in response to Hon Fahie's speech on Saturday January 24, 2015. Photo: VINO
The first page of a statement issued by the NDP in response to Hon Fahie's speech on Saturday January 24, 2015. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After some three days since the popular First District Representative Honourable Andrew A. Fahie, in a report to his district and the people, accused the Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith-led three-year-old National Democratic Party (NDP) Administration of being the most corrupt in the modern Virgin Islands, a statement has been issued.

The response, which many described as weak, allusive and poorly written, was sent to selective media houses, excluding the number one media house- Virgin Islands News Online.

However, as usual, because many of their own supporters trust VINO, it was emailed to us immediately after it was sent to “the media outlets it was instructed to be dispatched to”.

The statement was in response to Hon Fahie’s scathing attack on the actions of the NDP when he spoke on January 24, 2015 at Capoon’s Bay on the Western end of Tortola.

As was firstly and accurately reported by this news site, the response was issued yesterday January 27, 2015. The statement has not defended the NDP Administration’s record of the past three years and it is yet to answer the corruption allegation made by the former Education and Culture Minister and senior Virgin Islands Party (VIP) member.

Is it Hon Fraser, Biwater & Sea Cows Bay Habour Project’s fault?!

While not telling the people why they are not corrupt according to Fahie’s notion, they instead attacked the Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party Honourable Julian Fraser RA, (R3) who many believe will be the next Premier of the 28 thousand population British Overseas Territory.

The statement claimed that Hon Fraser sent Biwater three million dollars ($3m) for a generator. Research done by this news site confirmed that this is yet another NDP lie. In fact, the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) confirmed that they were the ones in 2010 that wired funds for the purchase of a generator in regards to obligations under the Biwater water purchase agreement.

However, the BVIEC Board requested that the funds be returned after the generator was not forthcoming in the time frame agreed and expected.

While avoiding answering the charge of corruption by Hon Fahie, the statement again attacked VIP boss Fraser, claiming that a project in his district saw work paid for but not done. In fact, again in this news site’s research, it was found to be very disingenuous. The Sea Cows Bay Habour Project, according to the Auditor General’s own report of 2014, saw some contractors being given mobilisation monies, but after the 2011 elections the same NDP regime stopped the project therefore the contractors were not able to fulfill their obligations under the contract.

We are not corrupt; civil servants went to jail under VIP!

Yet again avoiding answering the serious charge of corruption made against the unpopular NDP Administration, the statement engaged in its signature behavior of divisive politics. It said in the statement that “no Member of the Civil Service has ever been sent to jail under the National Democratic Party Government”.

This was a clear reference to three public officers who spent jail time for wrong doing, which could have happened regardless of which government was in power. Many residents saw this as divisive, unnecessary, inappropriate and more NDP gutter politics.

Still skillfully avoiding defending its own three-year record, the statement concluded with school house slogans warning that “those who live in Glass Houses should not throw stones”.

56 Responses to “Corruption? NDP blames Hon Fraser, Biwater & jailed civil servants!”

  • xxxxxxxx (28/01/2015, 09:06) Like (19) Dislike (18) Reply
    Here we go again this NDP gang with this old, dull, tired, boring tit for tat people just turn off your radio and BOO them as we going to the polls with blood in our eyes and our month push up to VOTE Out the NDP all the way...BAM
  • weed (28/01/2015, 09:12) Like (24) Dislike (34) Reply
    I have voted all my life for the NDP but if this is all they can come with and bringing up the pass with Allen and Bevis it’s a new low and a sign that they are gone….set of nasty people very evil NDP will go! where can I get a shirt????
    • wize up (28/01/2015, 14:39) Like (9) Dislike (5) Reply
      both parties are corrupt; six of one, half dozen of the other....
  • trrefdrfds (28/01/2015, 09:13) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
    Seem to me all are corrupt both did stuff under the table deals to make money wam bam thank you mamm
  • i from here (28/01/2015, 09:15) Like (17) Dislike (19) Reply
    How conveniently some people can forget? Both Mark & Myron
    gots no shame. The two are so hungry for power that they can’t remember
    nothing them achieved in three long years and how they have wasted tax payer’s money playing politics and campaigning 24/7…but we the people will never forget!!! How long? Not long!!!,
    • Ha! (28/01/2015, 12:15) Like (26) Dislike (38) Reply
      Mark and Myron has done more in 3 years than the entire VIP did in 4, that's a fact. Pull the files from 2007-2011 and compare from 2011-2014.
      • @ Ha! (28/01/2015, 13:00) Like (8) Dislike (10) Reply
        and yet no one can name a single thing that they have done!!! BOOOOOOO
      • dude (28/01/2015, 14:18) Like (10) Dislike (7) Reply
        That may be so but suppose we don't like what they've done? More harm than good Ay, VIP is not the answer but NDP is the problem.
        • Jan (28/01/2015, 22:30) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
          @ dude. Wait a minute! Let's not forget that VIP was the problem and that is why we voted in NDP. Do all of you have that short of a memory? My GAWD. Now you want to put back in VIP like they are going to save your drowning behinds? Well guess what, you gonna drown for sure! This yoyoing back and forth have made me sick to my stomach. IF and I do mean IF VIP get back in, just wait like we have before. Within a couple of months you will again be singing that song of "POOR WE"......wait for it.
    • i from here (28/01/2015, 15:02) Like (12) Dislike (4) Reply
      Yo, leave my screen name alone !! Find your own identity you VIP COWBIRD!
  • voter (28/01/2015, 09:16) Like (22) Dislike (14) Reply
    NDP has become more irresponsible and desperate and we the people do not want those types of people and leaders to run our country ANYMORE!
  • The Project (28/01/2015, 09:22) Like (14) Dislike (23) Reply

    Dr. Smith needs to lead, follow or get out the way, only Fraser for we
  • farmer brown (28/01/2015, 09:28) Like (22) Dislike (18) Reply
    Just reading this statement confirm what Uncle Ralph was saying the NDP is a lil boy government set of childish fools
  • HAHA (28/01/2015, 09:37) Like (17) Dislike (18) Reply
    Good piece VINO the only site that I like that is fair and objective…myron, Sb and Archie will be very busy today mehson
  • 5 years later (28/01/2015, 09:39) Like (19) Dislike (11) Reply
    We still here chatting schitt about biwater and SCB harbour project while the country is going to the dogs.
    • Really (28/01/2015, 14:56) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
      40 Years from now our kids will still be talking about it. The injustice that was done to our country will always be on our minds. Take a good look there are places in the Caribbean who are rich with resources and because of their government they are catching hell. Biwater deal is one of them.
  • ooooo (28/01/2015, 09:44) Like (4) Dislike (10) Reply
    if we had that generator we wouldn't be having all these power outages now..nor we wouldn't be renting generators for 5million $
  • NO!! (28/01/2015, 09:45) Like (11) Dislike (9) Reply
    When you have a proper Government in place there is NO WAY a civil servant can get away with hundreds of thousands of dollars, stop talking foolishness about this could happen under any Government. That is a bold face lie!
  • i from here (28/01/2015, 10:18) Like (18) Dislike (14) Reply
    DWL !!! This is WEAK! Good going NDP! This one got VIP on the ropes AS USUAL!
  • foxy (28/01/2015, 11:01) Like (4) Dislike (21) Reply
    Both vip and ndp is the same
  • GoonSquad (28/01/2015, 11:04) Like (114) Dislike (13) Reply
    The VIP corruptions must be told the NDP is not corrupt only the VIP look what they did;

    - Kickbacks from mold contracts
    -sexual harassment of staff by sucking them TT then sending them to school as hust hust
    -sexual harassment of male/boys and traveling to meet them overseas on tax payers money
    - a range rover in exchange for a commitment letter
    -Traveling for your private business to Fla and billing tax payers
    -Taking your assistant grant to support your sister and help her start a business in FLA with direct interest for your corruption
    -kickback on East End road to benefit yourself close to where you live costing millions and millions and no bid
    -catering for we House of Assembly and BVI HAS law contracts which was never declared and is a conflict of interest i.e. corruption
    -payment to yourself millions for a government water plant
    - asking civil servants to break the law ie, immigration laws but afraid to put it in writing and hiding being the PS and forced CEO to give your company the special treatment on spectrum
    -paying your wife thousands of dollars to advise you which is a conflict of interest i.e. corruption
    - Kickbacks for your campaign through a T& T big name firm with no bid contracts
    -Order chinies equipment where you have a direct interest in the company that place the order
    -Use the tender process to lock out and shut out people who did not vote for you or you cannot obtain kickbacks from
    - continue to sit in Cabinet where you have conflict of interest with things that you have interest with and refused to declarer your interest with the Register General

    You VIP spend 4 years in office and did all deeds tings and that is why you will never see the Administration complex again so Fraser and Fahie give it up bosses

    Oh Lord I foget the ports project but NDP will fix that one good
    • DON Q (28/01/2015, 12:14) Like (6) Dislike (26) Reply
      There NDP goes again blaming Civil Servants for things that happen years ago
  • King Short Shirt (28/01/2015, 11:23) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
    People, listen to King Short Shirt's "Power and authority" and "When" This man was so ahead of his time! His words are absolutely true and remain true to this day. Search on Youtube and have a listen
  • vex (28/01/2015, 11:29) Like (7) Dislike (15) Reply
    Ndp lies will not hold water
  • vip (28/01/2015, 11:45) Like (17) Dislike (26) Reply
    I just love how the VIP have the NDP hopping and we haven’t even warmed up yet!
  • OMG (28/01/2015, 11:51) Like (13) Dislike (21) Reply
    Ok so the NDP has drop-stop the spin on the LIE that VIP left country broke, now all they have is biwater and Sea Cows bay habour…well saw look desperation and they better leave the greenhouse as that is them boy CL who did the dutty work
  • yellow (28/01/2015, 12:00) Like (9) Dislike (8) Reply
    I had doubt about Fraser and the VIP but after reading this silly statement beating up on former civil servants NDP could never ever get another of me or my family vote.
  • @ goonSquad (28/01/2015, 12:16) Like (13) Dislike (16) Reply
    Nobody from NDP ever was investigated or went to jail, do you understand? All those things you talk about are rumours. The VIP corruption is well documented. Wait until the Governor ready for the green house and scbay harbor. Down house.
    • me agree (28/01/2015, 13:18) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      for real because if the VIP done dem things dem man dem need to go blasm guth deman
  • kids (28/01/2015, 12:17) Like (17) Dislike (17) Reply
    Ndo must go
  • 16 year ole (28/01/2015, 12:25) Like (11) Dislike (13) Reply
    my messaage to the current goverment please consider my humble suggestion to reduce crime through higher education.
  • ... (28/01/2015, 13:08) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
    Let’s see who we can trust Fraser Vs Dr. Smith
    Fahie vs. Myron

    Fahie Vs Mark

    Fraser Vs Mark
    Myron Vs Dr. Pickering
    Mark vs Ronnie

    Oh god stop quick before me belly bust

  • Fly (28/01/2015, 13:36) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good going NDP not one word about the BVI economy by extension the people’s needs and quality of life
  • black rubber (28/01/2015, 13:52) Like (11) Dislike (4) Reply
    Funny man is a big crook wait till ayou see wa he do with them poor school workers money and then trying to mek he poor ministry workers cover it up thank god for that one old woman who say she loves the lord and spilled the beans wait more to come ayou talking bout corruption.
  • People (28/01/2015, 15:32) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
    The technical school improvements are good & welcomed. But the corruption inside the project that the MOFinance bull frog covering up foe bald head is out of place. Time will tell.
  • Uncle (28/01/2015, 15:40) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    relax the voters knows what to do with the gany same thing the duck get in 2007
  • Poli-tricks (28/01/2015, 15:43) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
    I wonder when people will realize that all these "politicians" are all very good friends behind the scenes WITH THE SAME SELF-ISH AGENDA, and SAME CROOKED WAYS! It doesn't really matter who takes Government. The ONLY real difference between the two parties are that one's self-ish/personal agenda is different from the other's. Ever heard of the term "divide and conquer" ? I must say, both the "NDP and VIP" are masters of that technique! WAKE UP!
  • VI man (28/01/2015, 15:46) Like (23) Dislike (3) Reply
    If NDP runs on their record they will be smoke out of the Admin Complex it has been the worse government ever to hit the BVI
  • cell (28/01/2015, 17:18) Like (5) Dislike (6) Reply
    No one has even touch the ndp vitimisation
  • ta ta (28/01/2015, 18:01) Like (7) Dislike (5) Reply
    This is not shocking coming from the NDP desprate for power clan
  • old man (28/01/2015, 18:22) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    i just go to read the entire speech of the NDP Pure hot air coming out of them ole tire exhaust, remember those old gurgel buggies that used to backfire when driving through town in the 70s and 80s?
  • bbc (28/01/2015, 18:36) Like (10) Dislike (3) Reply
    Same pi$$ over and over from this silly NDP

  • facts check (28/01/2015, 18:53) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    Anybody like mvw and potter with a grain of common sense knows that the a Minsiter of Government cannot spend $3 million dollars on his own....he is not the accounting officer
  • alpine (28/01/2015, 22:27) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    No civil servant went to jail under NDP, but no politician nor their wife under VIP head have from east to west had ever been drunk and Spanish man have to take them home ok
    • Emergency (29/01/2015, 10:22) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      You need to learn to write before trying to make others look or feel bad. WOW!
  • ABC (28/01/2015, 22:43) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Bloggers PLEASE!! election is not until March 2016. At this pace we will run out of matters of interest before June.
  • pat (29/01/2015, 06:41) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    I was somewhat disappointed in the ndp response
  • x factor (29/01/2015, 10:06) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Still waiting to hear from the ndp is anyone home?
  • answer please (29/01/2015, 11:11) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    What kind of government are you NDP when you will never take responsibility for your actions????
  • tell we fast (31/01/2015, 20:48) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    what record does the NDP have to run on?

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